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] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> on c-span tonight, defense secretary leon panetta talked to students at georgetown university about the impact of sequestration on the military. at then leading republican members of the armed services committee talk about avoiding sequestration. then the house speaker response to president obama's proposal to delay spending cuts. president obama met with policy and labor organizations tuesday to discuss the immigration plan. on the next "washington journal," a look at the immigration debate with deepak bhargava. then jeff blake about the differences between the bipartisan immigration proposal. then a discussion about soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder. our guest is former special assistant for mental-health at the office of the army surgeon general. we will take your calls, and females, and tweets every morning starting at 7:00 eastern on c-span. >> on thursday, president obama and congressional leaders attended the national prayer breakfast. the event dates back to 1953 with president eisenhower. cnn live starting
that we should discuss defense issues. and they said they were willing to engage in those kinds of strategic talks. and i think it will be very important for them to know that the united states, japan, korea and other countries in the part of the world will do everything we have to do to promote security and prosperity and that they should be a part of that, not against it. >> good morning, mr. secretary. but i want to thank you for your lifetime of service and leadership. i am a second year in math and science and foreign service and domestic policy. i am also an army veteran and them currently a member of the maryland national guard. >> good for you. >> in the political crisis and the economic crisis in this country, in your speech, you've talked about "week, the people," -- "we, the people." i would like to bring up the social crisis currently. on average, members of the military commit suicide at the rate of 22 deaths per day. that is a the one death every 65 minutes. i would like to know what the department of defense and lawmakers can do to effectively address that crisis,
's really not catching fire. a lot of defense industry lobbyists are giving republicans heat, they don't feel heat from the constituents because the constituents they think want to see real spending cuts. americans want spending cuts, they don't want political gains. >> i really do. i think when you look at the poll, americans still want smaller government and fewer services, aka spending cuts. i think this is the white house's big mistake, they're barking up the wrong tree. the only question i have, it is after all republicans, will they hang tough? in your opinion, you're closer to it, will they hang tough? >> i spent all day on capitol hill talking to house republicans privately saying what's going to happen between now and march 1st? they say the house leader has promised them privately they're not going to replace the sequester unless there are real cuts to replace the sequester, nothing else, tax reform, tinkering with the tax code, different kinds of cuts is not going to cut it because house republicans have been promised the sequester is going to happen unless it's a real solid
of china. charles. you know, jed, you were when defense department, what can be done, what sort of priorities should this model. hold, in particular an area we talk about less spending, and some sanguine that this is not just cyber aspect but overall we won the war, we won all wars, let's break down defense? >> that is ary point, a thing that that is a really key point, this relationship between offensive agressors going against us do, and the abumy of our people to defense against it, it is real simple and relatively simple, i should say, and very inexpensive. comparatively to have a big offensive cyber war capability, this is hugelyxpensive to defend against the it. we're doing things not maybe enough, cyber command, has at this point i believe, no offense of doctrine, they can defend but they do not have the ability to strike back, we ought to have a means by which we would strike back immediately, pretty much automatically when someone hacks into a u.s. government agency, they should get something in the e-mail in return. i'm over simplifying it, but, their computers should
want the best possible players on his team, gay or not? what does it matter? >> dana: in defense of the media trainer, this guy proved just because you play football does not mean you also have a brain. nor a heart. i don't believe him for a second he had a change of heart. he had a worry his pocketbook would be emptied out and he would get fired from the team. i will blame the p.r. people for putting him out there in first place. you don't need everybody doing interviews. pick four people, make sure they are the best people. you shouldn't tell somebody by the way, don't disparage an entire group of people in your interview about gays. like why you have to media train somebody for that? >> andrea: if there was a gay player on his team, how would the player feel knowing on game day this is the way the other player feels. >> bob: get back to this point. one thing 49ers should make clear to the players don't talk about gays in san francisco! i mean, c'mon, man. this guy is homophobic. no question. he doesn't like gay people. he had no change of heart. threat of his wallet. >> andrea
wind up the secretary of defense. that's the best explanation i can come up with. other than he just didn't sleep well the night before and wasn't good. >> well, still, ruth, and all the rest of you, how does this leave him? assume that he gets confirmed, he has to be a tough -- a tough guy at the pentagon. he is going to be tough with congress. he has to deal with the potential of the sequester, fighting for the budget that he does get, dealing with all of the problems that come at you when you are in charge of the pentagon and the generals and the other members of the joint chiefs are going to feel they can run over him. >> we'll see about that. i assume that every general with any number of stars was watching intently yesterday, and might have had that thought in mind. you said another important word, which is sequester. it's going to be a huge mess over there trying to, first, anticipate this, and then deal with whatever the new reality is. i do think that it was ugly yesterday. it was ugly on both sides. the white house wasn't so much from what i heard defending his performance
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the president's pick for secretary of defense, who just happens to be a republican. retired colonel lawrence wilkerson breaks down today's bizarre proceedings. >>> plus, jonathan alter on the new democratic plan to take back the house using citizens united. >>> another big-time republican reveals his disgust for moochers on social security and medicare. richard wolffe, howard fineman, and david corn break down the gop's ongoing problem with half of america. >>> and in center left america, it is no longer okay to be a homophobic professional athlete. >> to let all lgbt teens know that it gets better. >> we'll tell you about the inspiring backlash to a 49ers' anti-gay slur. >>> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. you know, if you had lunch with somebody every tuesday for 12 years, do you think you'd feel like you have kind of got to know them a little bit? chuck hagel must have felt blindsided today by old senate friends. because today republican senators looked like they were competing for an oscar. they tried to see which one could act the most outraged at president
blame for the debt crisis and looming sequestration deadline on the defense industry and he says they have not been on board pushing congress to make some sort of compromise and now, on the brink of something truly terrible. peggy fox with the story. >> there was a stupid way and a less stupid way to do this. let's at least default to the less stupid way. >> he told a northern virginia technology council that congress deserves most of the blame for the debt crisis, but so do they. >> you aught to take some of the blame, too. because every time there's been efforts to try to build a broader coalition to say, let's go ahead and take this on and get out of our individual, political fox holes and get out of our individual industry fox holes. most of you have said, well, i don't want to make this guy mad. >> a long list of ceo's who are part of the fix the debt council, mixing are most defense contractors. >> back in july, hosted a large stop sequestration rally. since then, the massive defense contractor headquarters here in fairfax county, has said very little, if anything, pub
of sort of crystalizing what it is his job is. you know, when you are secretary of defense, yes, you are part of the decision-making team for the national security in this country. but at the end of the day, you don't operate in a vacuum. you know, you operate with the secretary of state, the national security advisor and at the end of the day president barack obama is the one who makes decisions. you take out those decisions. to some extent. i had this conversation. i was sort of dealing with this in my mind. they were trying to get him on iran and, like he is horrible on iran. at the end of the day, you know, to some extent the military the defense department is in a vacuum here unless the president orders military the defense department really doesn't -- it's irrelevant whether or not he believes in sanctions or not. >> i think it's pretty ridiculous what these meetings have turned into with cabinet members. we saw it more after barack obama is president. this is chuck hagel, a bona fide war hero a veteran, a republican. >> check. >> a former senator
somebody. >> as sheila davalloo presented the case for her own defense, she boiled it down to this. the state's case is flimsy. >>> very good morning to you. coming up on "early today," baltimore celebrates a super bowl victory complete with a power outage. >>> a powerful halftime show, and some super-sized ads and one heck of a game, all straight ahead. >>> plus, president obama takes his gun control message as mountain michael bloomberg sticks to the nra with a powerful ad. >>> plus, the 5-year-old hostage held hostage in alabama heads into the fifth day. >>> leon panetta talks about life and death decisions and says rumor of a death are just life and death decisions and says rumor of a death are just that. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> very good monday morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. we begin with a developing tragedy in southern california. a bus carrying a tour group from tijuana collided with mountains killing eight and injurings more. authorities say the driver reported brake problems as the bus came down the mountain. it rear ended a car before
the group and how they fit into the wider global terror network. >> the white house on defense over defense secretary nominee chuck hagel's explosive and contentious senate hearing. what are the chances that he'll get confirmed. >>> the dow closing above 14,000 for the very first time in years. will it continue? that's the big question. >>> but up first some brand new developments this out of alabama. that's where a 5-year-old boy remains hostage in an underground bunker. at this hour authorities sent a special message to the man holding him there, jimmy lee dykes. the standoff began five days ago when police say dykes kidnapped the boy from his school bus after shooting the driver. jonathan serrie is live at the scene in midland city, alabama. what's the latest? >> reporter: no resolution as the hostage standoff goes into a fifth afternoon. however, authorities say they are in constant communication with 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes communicating through the pvc pipe that provides ventilation from the surface to his underground bunker. authorities say they have no reason to believe that any
out in mclean at c.i.a. headquarters or at the defense department who is sitting there just like playing video games. this is real time. and they're sending the drones over villages in pakistan. they make the decision and boom, they blow up a house or blow up a warehouse or whatever and kill a dozen people and then they just hop in their car and drive home and have dinner with their kids. there's no risk at all to any american life. is this the warfare of the future? is this something we ought to be doing? serious question i think for us americans. the idea that we can kill americans anywhere on the planet with no plans to attack the united states, what if george bush had done this? that's my question. what if george bush and dick cheney had done this. what would we be saying? 1-866-55-press. you know what? we would be raising hell and i think we ought to raise hell now with the obama administration doing it and demand some answers. what is the policy relating to drones? >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." have the data and i want them to have the passion. show, to be
. as the saying goes, i have big heels to fill. >> while defense secretary leon panetta steps up to take on chuck hagel's critics. >> that's pretty obvious that the political knives were out for chuck hagel. >> that's what you think it was? it was totally partisan? >> what disappointed me is they talked a lot about past quotes, but what about what a secretary of defense is confronting today? what about the war in afghanistan? what about the war on terrorism? what about the budget sequester? >> and baltimore parties all night after the ravens' victory over the 49ers. the highest rated super bowl in history produced enough power for beyonce, but what triggered that 34 minute blackout? >> as the nfl works feverishly to get the power back on. we have a moment as the players now beginning to realize this may be a little bit of a delay as different players are setting out on the field starting to stretch, starting to stay loose. really as bewilledered as the rest of the crowd here. >> did brotherly love prevail over sibling rivalry? >> going against these years, you had a feeling he would come roaring
was because of hurricane sandy. but it was also because of big cuts in defense spending. >>> we also learned yesterday that members of the president's job council are out of a job. the council had a two-year charter that will not be renewed. this morning, speaker john boehner said this is the wrong time for president obama to scrap his jobs council and delay his budget. month after month, we see the same thing, high unemployment and even more debt. the white house knew this criticism was coming. >> when we hear some of the somewhat ridiculous criticisms about this, they come from people on capitol hill who have consistently opposed every growth initiative and job creation initiative the president has put forward. >> i want to bring in "washington post" political reporter karen tumelty and michael crowley. good morning. >> nice to be here. >> he asked the chairman of the white house council on economic advisers if washington is the biggest problem, including the sequester. here's what he said. >> this is something that the president has provided a plan. the sequester is bad policy. it's somet
on the school bus before he was shot. >>> defense secretary leon panetta is defending the government's controversial drone program and reveals that as a catholic he grapples with making life and death decisions. secretary panetta tells abc's "meet the press" that decisions to target suspected terrorists with drone strikes don't come lightly and that u.s. officials make sure they are focused on direct threats to the u.s. while trying to limit collateral damage. you can watch chuck todd's full interview with the defense secretary on line. that's at meetthepressnbc.com. >>> this morning the baltimore ravens are the super bowl champions after defeating the san francisco 49ers 34-31 in a game that went down to the wire but not without a hitch. nbc's jay gray reports on all the festivities from the big easy. >> reporter: after a week of preparations and parties -- ♪ [ cheers ] >> reporter: the action moved inside. ♪ >> reporter: a poignant start. ♪ spacious skies >> reporter: students from sandy hook elementary singing "america the beautiful," and then -- ♪ o say >> reporter: a pow
leaders of al qaeda are a lawful act of national self-defense. >> we only take these kinds of actions when there's an imminent threat, when capture is not feasible, and when we are confident that we're doing so in a way that's consistent with federal and international law. >> reporter: but the memo appears to allow greater leeway than the administration has publicly acknowledged. it says an imminent threat does not require the united states to have clear evidence that a specific attack on u.s. persons and interests will take place in the immediate future. the aclu is challenging obama's drone policy and is suing the u.s. government over awlaki's death on behalf of his family. >> it is a chilling document. it's, you know, it sets out the government's claimed authority to carry out the targeted killing of american citizens. but the limits are really vague and elastic, and it's very easy to see how they could be manipulated. >> reporter: nbc news analyst michael lighter, a former counterterrorism official who worked on the policy, says it reflects the reality of the murky war against al qaeda
american citizens without cause or reason, they, with the defense bill, they can come to america and snatch you out of your home and they don't have to give you a trial court hearing. -- trial or a hearing. it is amazing how the democrats find every excuse for president obama under any circumstance to criticize him. you cannot march on several properties. that was in the defense bill in december. none of the democrats really care about the united states citizens or they would not be quiet. i'm tired of the hypocrisy. all president obama has to do is smile. but when the republicans get back in office, they can also use these powers and expand these powers. when you borrow money from china and you say i can come in your home and take you out of your home and i can detain you forever in the united states without a trial or a hearing. and another thing -- host: i will leave it there so we can get some more voices. first, here's what the white house press secretary jay carney had to say about it. [video clip] >> we have a knowledge that sometimes we use will be powered aircraft to conduct target
defense if we're going to stick to the constitution in its original purpose. >> even the owner of the texas gun store where i was at on monday said they were not the preferred weapon for defense, and the reason he cited was that they cause such tremendous damage with the bullets. they go through concrete, they go through walls. i played golf with a los angeles surgeon the other day, who has to patch up the gang victims, he said the same thing, a lot of victims he treats are hit with ricochetted bullets because they go through walls, they're killing machines, they are, as you put it, military weapons. they just have to be banned, haven't they? what is the argument against banning them? >> they're not the military version, they're the civilian version, you know the difference. you fired both. the argument against it is that if we as americans need to organize for our common defense, they're the perfect weapon for us to have. and if we're not going to use that weapon for our common defense, i think we need to modify the second amendment to comply with the supreme court case law. >
. >> thanks, steve. >>> defense secretary panetta told congress today that the pentagon extorted a plan that would arm syrian rebels. those remarks came at a senate hearing into the attack on the u.s. mission. senator john mccain asked panetta and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff about that plan for syria. >> how many more have to die before you recommend military action, and did you support the recommendation by the secretary of stays, then secretary clinton and then head of cia general petraeus that we provide weapons to the resistance in syria. did you support that? >> we did. >> you did support that? >> we did. >> thank you, mr. chairman. >> that plan did not go forward. senator mccain later released a statement today. he urged president obama to take action to end the conflict in syria. >> chandra levy, that is the game in a brings up memories for many in our area. she's the washington intern who was murdered, whose body turned up in rock creek part in 2002, a year after her disappearance. today her convicted killer returned to the court for a hearing that could potentiall
appreciate it. there are one set of cuts on the table. defense, just as in a north korean video shows big american city could be new york city in ruins from the ballistic missile strike. the guy who says this is downright dangerous. gas prices have never been higher. the white house missing a golden opportunity to tap into something that would bring them lower. it is all around us. find out what that is. next. don't go away. [ woman ] if you have the audacity to believe your financial advisor should focus on your long-term goals, not their short-term agenda. [ woman ] if you have the nerve to believe that cookie cutters should be for cookies, not your investment strategy. if you believe in the sheer brilliance of a simple explanation. [ male announcer ] join the nearly 7 million investors who think like you do: face time and think time make a difference. join us. [ male announcer ] at edward jones, it's how we make sense of investing. liz: gas prices this time of year have never been higher, but instead of more drilling, washington stalling. members are faulty. energy research firm saying
.e.c. defense lawyers, and that's where the problem starts. you know, if you have someone like mary jo white or harvey pitt who used to defend merrill lynch and you're not expecting them to make decisions that impact their ex-client, clearly they can't do that. you can strike a balance and have somebody with experience. for example, a -- >> they should be able to do it, shouldn't they? they are fighting for the law so they should be able to do it and should be able to recognize right from wrong. just because they defended a firm on wall street doesn't mean that they are lying? >> no, maria, but very clearly if your ex-client has paid you hundreds of thousands of dollars to defend it in the past, i think it's going to be really problematic for that person to be objective on the decision. >> that's a good point. >> certainly we don't question the integrity of a mary jo white. >> no way. >> but you have to say that the optics are not great if you have a person who is chairing the agency who has those kinds of conflicts, especially as andrew points out if it comes to a very high-profile case tha
losing her father to an assassin's bullets and a gun advocate who says the best defense against a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. that's coming up in a few moments. but listen now to an emotional minute -- moment from vice president joe biden talking about gun control at a speech in lee's bow, virginia today. >> the image of those beautiful young children, 6 and 7 years old, literally riddled, riddled with bullet holes, lying in their classroom, all of us 54 days ago watching -- watching those families and only imagining we could be in the same spot in panic running around that park lot and over that firehouse and wondering, my god, my god, am i -- my god. since that day, 54 days ago, 1,600 americans have died at the end of a gun. >> powerful stuff from joe biden. we'll have more on the gun debate in a few moments. >>> we begin tonight with a political fail heard around the world. just before the election dick morris, former political guru to bill clinton, predicted a landslide victory for mitt romney. a landslide. well, we all know how that turned out. dick morris, how are y
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the slide legally you? sell them here? >> exactly. >> how many defense is probably the least plausible from your point of view? >> for me in the home, what people are talking about is, you know, the way this world is going that the military and united nations are going to come in and try to take our guns. >> do you really believe that? >> i don't know. anything is possible. there's a lot of things in my life -- >> can you imagine u.s. marines charging on to your property and try to steal your guns? >> i hope not but an executive order. >> i spent some time with you. i hear this all the time in texas. i gave an interview to a friend of yours earlier, 30, 50 texans and that was the one thing they all seemed to agree on, that tyranny was about to come their way. >> look at all the other countries and it started where we are right now. and it's ended up with no guns. >> but do you think the american military would attack its own people? >> if they're forced to. i don't know. i hope not. i hope that would not happen. i would think at least 40% or 50% would. >> do you think that's what many texan
on the cuts and the entire $1.2 trillion will be a 50-50 defense between defense and spending. to put us into perspective is the center for social inclusion. the sequester was designed to be something that would never happen. prot expect would scare washington into coming out with something else. there sounds out of washington, particularly from republicans that they might be okay with nothing happening and sequester being triggered. half is defense and half non-domestic discretionary spending. can you explain to people what would be cut if the sequester goes into effect. >> it's a pleasure to be here. it's an important set of questions for americans. what we are talking about is whether half of these cuts are going to prevent our children from getting the supports they need to get educated in school including children with disabilities. whether we are going to be supporting the elderly to help with their heating bill or in the summertime, their air conditioning. whether we provide homeless assistance for people who are homeless to get them back into permanent housing. we are talking abo
in social services and in defense. unless there's finally a deal to cut spending. president obama is making clear he wants in any such deal another tax hike on wealthy, reducing the write-offs on perks like private jets. >> we got to be able to close tax loopholes and deductions that the average american cannot take advantage of, to raise the revenue to actually do the job in a way that allows us to continue to grow. >> house speaker john boehner warns the focus better not be on tax hikes. >> at some point washington has to deal with its spending problem. >> the battle lines on that fight and on guns and immigration are sure to be laid out in the state of the union address this year and the gop response on tuesday night. >> two new polls president obama's public approval slipped down below 50%. the good feelings from his inauguration giving way at least a little bit to the old feelings of gridlock. >>> i'm steve handelsman, news 4. >>> thank you, steve. >>> somebody hacked into the private account of bush family. according to the website known as the smoking gun, the hacker gained access to
to shareholders and the secretary says it will be a crippling blow to defense hello congress stop n my next move, i take scottrade's free, in-branch seminars... plus, their live webinars. i use daily market commentary to improve my strategy. and my local scottrade office guides my learning every step of the way. because they know i don't trade like everybody. i trade like me. i'm with scottrade. (announcer) scottrade... ranked "highest in customer loyalty for brokerage and investment companies." sandy hook negative three weeks until hit with another fiscal crisis, 1.2 trillion dollars over a decade decade, across-the-board spending cut targeted at nation's defense if congress doesn't act of obama reaffirmed he will not accept anything but more taxes for his solution. by ren joins me now, lawmakers don't have a lot of time. will they stop sequestration? >> as far as coming to new terms with sequestration, they like it with the budget control act is written every program concerned you cannot cut the bad ones, a just cut them all but it is probably the only way to get spending cuts out of t
. >> i'm inclined. i would think it would get a little more defensive and i think it will hit real resistance there and then back o.every time it backs off there's always plenty of buyers around. so far. >> get home safe, my friend. >> that will do it. we'll go out mid-range and call it as the markets in new york, boston, all over the northeast are getting ready for the blizzard. all of you get home safe if you haven't already. the second hour of "closing bell" under way right now with maria bartiromo. >>> and it is 4:00 on wall street. do you know where your money is? hi, everybody of welcome back to the "closing bell." a stormy "closing bell." i'm embroemo. t the s&p posting six straight weeks of gains for the first time since 1971. see how we're settling out on wall street. the dow jones industrial average tonight up about 41 points, a quarter of a% higher at 13,984. s&p 500 picked up 7.66 points and the nasdaq composite the big winner on the ses, technology in the lead, up 27 points on nasdaq at 3192. last trade there. the dow couldn't push high enough to make it a winning week
against down right defensive and lions, tigers and bears. "first look" starts right now. >>> good morning. super bowl weekend is here. fans of the ravens and 49ers descend upon new orleans, the town known for the lavish parties is gearing up to throw one of the biggest ever. and there's a lot to look forward to. jay gray is live in new orleans for us. jay, tough assignment. good morning. >> reporter: yeah. i get all the rough ones. good to talk to you this morning. the colors of mardi gras lighting up the dome. comes in the middle of that festival. and a lot of people as you said looking forward to kickoff. but others looking forward to seeing something else. we have a sneak peek at some of what you'll see. >> hey son? have fun tonight. ♪ come on, get happy >> you guys are three minutes late. >> don't be a cloud on our sunny day. >> sir? >> reporter: a lot of fun during the break and action on the field and a very special moment before the game. 26 students from sandyhook elementary will be here to sing "america the beautiful" flown in after an anonymous donation after someone paid to h
: defense secretary panetta warned that would be the least of it if the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration take effect at the beginning of march. the pentagon has to reduce spending by $46 billion in the remaining seven months of fiscal year 2013. >> if these cuts happen there will be a serious disruption in defense programs and a sharp decline in our military readiness. >> reporter: this army document says three-fourths of its combat brigades will have to delay their training for several months resulting in a failure to meet demands of the national military strategy by the end of this year. afraid it will have to take $18 billion out of its own budget the army has already stopped maintenance of 1,300 vehicles and 17,000 weapons. according to this document the air force would cut its overhauls of aircraft by one-third, with the result that some planes would have to be grounded. flying hours for air force pilots would be cut by 18%. >> it puts at risk our fundamental mission of protecting the american people. >> reporter: combat operations in afgha
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